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Tyres For Honda Accord Euro

Best Tyres For Honda Accord Euro - What To Buy? [Australia]

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Supported Honda Accord Euro Generations
  • Honda Accord Euro CU2.II (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Honda Accord Euro CU2.I (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Honda Accord Euro CL9.II (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Honda Accord Euro CL9.I (2003, 2004, 2005)
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Example Recommendation For 2015 Honda Accord Euro 2.4i

Based on your selection of the 2015 Honda Accord Euro 2.4i with a tyre size of 225/50 R17, we recommend the following tyres:

  • BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive
  • Michelin Primacy 3
  • Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

Quick Summary

Don't have time to read the whole article? We've summarised everything into the table below for you.

TyreTraction
(AA - C)
Wet Grip
(A - E)
TreadwearNoise
(A - C)
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
Best Price
(Set of 4)
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A DriveA-560--
Michelin Primacy 3AA320BC
Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117AAA240BD

If traction and wet grip are most important to you, our analysis suggests that you should take a look at the Ventus S1 evo2 K117, Primacy 3.

For those who prefer a quiet tyre, take a look at the Primacy 3.

If fuel efficiency is important for you (who doesn't like saving money?), the Primacy 3 are worth investigating.

If you'd like your tyres to last you many years to come, then we recommend a tyre with a high treadwear rating, like the Advantage T/A Drive.

2015 Honda Accord Euro 2.4i Tyre Prices

Before we take a look at how each of these tyres stacks up against each other in terms of performance, let's take a look at how much they cost.

Enter tyre quantity below and see table for the best available price in Australia for each of the products.

TyreBest Price
(4 x 225/50R17)
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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive
98V
$948
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Michelin Primacy 3
94Y
$1,212
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Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
98Y XL
$664
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2015 Honda Accord Euro 2.4i Tyre Comparison

Let's take a look at what to consider when choosing car tyres, as well as how our recommended tyres above stack up against each other!

Traction

As you might have guessed, the primary role of tyres is to give your Honda Accord Euro traction on the road.

Traction to grip the road and accelerate quickly, but also traction to allow you to brake and come to a stop quickly in wet and dry conditions.

Tyres with excellent traction performance have shorter stopping distances, which can mean the difference between a near miss and a collision while out on the road.

How We Measure This

To compare traction performance between tyres, we use both the standardised test data carried out by the European Union, plus the Uniform Tyre Quality Grading (UTQG) system data out of the USA.

EU Data

EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Advantage T/A DriveNo data available for this tyre
Primacy 3ANo difference
Ventus S1 evo2 K117ANo difference

As you can see from the table above, the Primacy 3 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of A, whereas the Ventus S1 evo2 K117 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of A.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Michelin Primacy 3

Noise

The dominant source of noise from your Honda Accord Euro while driving on the highway is your tyres. A typical tyre produces over 70 decibels of noise, with some tyre products being considerably noisier.

Excessive noise makes for an unpleasant journey, so it's worth looking for tyres that are less noisy.

All terrain and mud tyres tend to be noisier than standard road tyres, as the large tread blocks mean more friction on the road and therefore, more noise.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects comprehensive data on the noise produced by all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - C)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Advantage T/A DriveNo data available for this tyre
Primacy 3B (69 dB)2 times as noisy
Ventus S1 evo2 K117B (71 dB)2 times as noisy

In terms of noise, the Primacy 3 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of 69.5 dB, whereas the Ventus S1 evo2 K117 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of 71.5 dB.

These values might seem quite similar, but remember that the decibel scale is logarithmic, so small changes can have a big effect.

Winner

Michelin Primacy 3

Fuel Efficiency

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres.

This is more than you might think, and it means that tyres with poor fuel efficiency fitted to your Honda Accord Euro could be adding hundreds of dollars to your yearly fuel bill.

While the upfront cost of a new set of tyres is important, it's also worth considering how much extra you will pay over the life of your tyres.

How We Measure This

The European Union collects excellent fuel efficiency data (they call this rolling resistance) on all tyres sold in the Europe. Where available, we use this data to compare Australian tyres.
EU Grade
(A - E)
Compared to an A grade tyre?
Advantage T/A DriveNo data available for this tyre
Primacy 3C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$47 extra per year
Ventus S1 evo2 K117D0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$61 extra per year

As you can see from the table above, the Primacy 3 tyre scored the highest, with a grade of C, whereas the Ventus S1 evo2 K117 tyre scored the lowest, with a grade of D.

You can also see these results in the chart below.

Winner

Michelin Primacy 3

Temperature Resistance

Temperature resistance refers to the ability of tyres to dissipate heat.

Friction between the tyre and road generates heat, and if the tyre can't get rid of this heat fast enough, it will heat up further and further, which could impact its performance in other areas, like traction.

How We Measure This

The UTQG data out of the USA includes temperature resistance data, which we use (where available) when comparing Australian tyres.
UTQG Rating
(A - C)
Advantage T/A DriveA
Primacy 3A
Ventus S1 evo2 K117A

Winner

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive, Michelin Primacy 3, Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

Warranty

Many tyre manufacturers and suppliers in Australia now offer a warranty when you purchase a set of their tyres. This warranty is usually in the form of a wear life guarantee.

Typically, they either offer a time-based guarantee (eg. 6 years) or a distance based guarantee (eg. 60,000 km).

The warranty gives you peace of mind that your tyres will last either a certain amount of time or distance, otherwise you will be entitled to some compensation (usually pro-rated).

Warranty (Time)Warranty (Distance)
Advantage T/A Drive6 years
Primacy 36 years
Ventus S1 evo2 K1175 years

Individual Tyre Info

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Drive
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePassenger All-Season
SeasonAll Season
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No

The Advantage T/A Drive tyres were released on the market by BFGoodrich in 2016.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 560 on the UTQG system, which means 40% longer tread life than 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin Primacy 3
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2011
Run Flat?No
ReviewMichelin Primacy 3 Review

The Primacy 3 tyres were released on the market by Michelin in 2011.

Their wet grip performance is excellent, with an overall grade of A in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 69.5 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests average performance, with a grade of C awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 320 on the UTQG system, which means only 80% of the tread life of 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is A, which is decent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117

Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 K117
Key Info
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2011
Run Flat?No

The Ventus S1 evo2 K117 tyres were released on the market by Hankook in 2011.

Their wet grip performance is excellent, with an overall grade of A in testing done by the European Union.

Testing shows that they produce about 71.5 dB at typical driving speeds, which is about average.

Fuel efficiency testing suggests not great performance, with a grade of D awarded by the European Commission.

In terms treadwear, they received a rating of 240 on the UTQG system, which means only 60% of the tread life of 400 rated tyres (for example).

Their UTQG traction grade is AA, which is excellent.

Their temperature resistance is good, which you can see from their corresponding UTQG grading of A for this category.

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